Health Benefits Of Long Pepper (Pipli)

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Pipli is one of the essential Ayurvedic herbs used in different Ayurvedic Medicine. The roots and fruits of Pippali are used for medicinal purposes. It is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. It is an effective home remedy in managing cough and cold. Another name of Pipli is Indian long pepper. It is used to treat stomach aches, heartburn, indigestion, intestinal gas, diarrhea, and cholera, as well as to improve appetite and digestion. It is also used to treat lung problems such as asthma, bronchitis, and cough.

Pipli has anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. It has a pungent taste and a light effect. Pippali is a popular spice in Indian households and is considered a powerful herb in Rasayana and Vajikarna in Ayurveda texts. Pippali is also known as a Tridoshic herb because it is beneficial to all body types. As a result, taking Pippali can help boost your immunity.

Benefits Of Pippali

Pippali offers extensive health benefits and is used to treat almost all health anomalies. Some of them are as follows.

  • Manages Diabetes

    The bio-active ingredients in Pippali used for managing diabetes. It aids in the reduction of starch breakdown into glucose, resulting in low blood glucose levels. .

  • Protect against infections

    The biochemical compounds present in Pippali acts as a shield and to protect against infections. Pippali is used to remove bacteria or germs from the body and to treat and heal wounds due to its anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and antifungal properties. .

  • Helps in weight loss

    Pippali's natural fat-burning properties effectively detoxify the body by removing AMA toxins and reduces sudden hunger pangs and a craving for unhealthy foods. Pippali consumption promotes weight loss by improving the body's metabolism. It improves digestion, reduces the accumulation of bad cholesterol in the body, and helps the body shed weight faster.

  • Relieves Menstrual Problems

    Pippali helps to manage menstrual disorders like dysmenorrhea. Dysmenorrhea is the pain or cramps during or before a menstrual period. According to Ayurveda, Aartava or Menstruation is controlled and governed by Vata dosha. Pippali has Vata balancing property and gives relief in dysmenorrhea. It controls aggravated Vata and reduces abdominal pain and cramps during the menstrual cycle.

  • Remedies for Respiratory Disorders

    Pippali is an ultimate remedy for all sorts of Kapha aggravating disorders like asthma, bronchitis, COPD, cough, and cold symptoms. It provides relief from cough and congestion and also helps in removing phlegm deposits from the respiratory tract.

  • Manage indigestion

    Pippali helps to manage indigestion. The main reason for indigestion is aggravated Kapha that causes a weak digestive fire. Taking Pippali powder helps to improve digestive fire and digests the food easily.

  • Control Diarrhea

    Pippali is widely used for removing bacteria from the intestines that cause diarrhea and other intestinal infections due to its antibacterial and antidiarrheal properties. Pippali helps to control diarrhea because it has Vata balancing properties. It also improves the digestive fire because of its appetizer property which helps to reduce the frequency of stools. .

  • Enhances Libido

    Pippali helps in reducing mental stress and anxiety and stimulates the hormones for increasing libido in both men and women. It also increases virility and stamina in men.

  • Effect on Doshas

    The bioactive ingredients in Pippali aggravate the Pitta (fire and air) doshas and balance the Vata (air) doshas and Kapha (earth and water) doshas.

  • Helps to Manage Asthma

    Pippali contains anti-asthmatic properties. It may be beneficial in managing bronchial asthma in children. Pippali is helpful for asthma because it acts as a decongestant, bronchodilator, and expectorant. It is due to its Kapha balancing property.

  • Manages cough and cold

    Pippali is an effective herb in managing cough and cold. It gives relief from headaches and congestion associated with the common cold. Due to its expectorant property, Pippali loosens mucus and helps to cough it out, thus allowing the patient to breathe freely.

  • Helps to reduce fever

    Pippali is one of the good remedies to reduce fever. Taking Pippali with honey helps to reduce Ama due to its Deepan (appetizer) and Pachan (digestive) properties. Pippali also helps to boost immunity. This helps to fight against infection and reduce fever because of its Rasayana (rejuvenating) property.

    Take 2-3pinch of Pippali powder. Swallow it with honey after lunch and dinner to manage fever.

  • Helps to manage Flatulence (Gas formation)

    Pippali helps to manage stomach aches due to gas or flatulence. Taking Pippali powder helps to correct digestive fire because of its mild hot potency. This prevents gas formation and thus stomach aches.

  • Suppress hiccups

    Pippali powder can be used to suppress or control hiccups. Hiccups are caused due to an aggravated Vata and Kapha dosha. It obstructs the channels in the digestive tract and results in hiccups. Pippali powder helps to balance Vata and reduces Kapha and helps clear obstruction. This helps control hiccups. .

  • Manages insomnia

    According to Ayurveda, insomnia is caused by an aggravated Vata and Pippali has Vata balancing property. Take 2-3 pinches of Pippali powder. Mix it with milk and have it before sleeping to manage insomnia.

  • Effective in intestinal worms

    Pippali is very effective against intestinal worms and colic pain. It contains a chemical called piperine. Piperine may be able to fight certain parasites that can infect people. It also seems to change the lining of the intestines.

  • Toothache

    It is an excellent remedy for toothache. Pippali powder mixed with honey should be kept in the mouth. It reduces pain and inflammation in the teeth due to its Kapha balancing nature.

Pippali is an ultimate remedy for all sorts of Kapha aggravating disorders like asthma, bronchitis, COPD, cough, and cold symptoms. It provides relief from cough and congestion and also helps in removing mucus deposits from the respiratory tract. It helps treat other diseases like diarrhea, indigestion, heartburn, bloating, gastric and stomach pain. It is a good remedy for toothache, is effective in intestinal worms, manages insomnia and diabetes, protects against infections, helps in weight loss, relieves Menstrual Problems, controls diarrhea, enhances libido, etc.


The above-mentioned pieces of information related to the ayurvedic herb Pippali are taken from different Ayurvedic books. Always consult with your Ayurvedic doctor before using Pippali for various health issues.

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